The plant currently employs more than 130 full-time employees and will generate an estimated $5 million in annual payroll.
The new facility receives approximately 150 log trucks a day and produces approximately 230 million board feet of lumber a year, with plans to expand production to 300 million board feet per year in the near future. The facility’s current plan is to ship out approximately 50 truckloads of lumber each day.
The Talladega plant is the first of three new lumber production facilities Georgia‐Pacific will be opening in the Southeast by the end of 2019.
Alabama represents a significant state for Georgia‐Pacific’s operations. Currently, there are more than 2,300 employees across eight facilities that span all the company’s business segments. In the last five years, Georgia-Pacific has invested approximately $1.2 billion in its operations across the state.